2017 Jewish Film Fest: On the Map

7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
Neon Theater, 130 E 5th St

Event Details

GUEST SPEAKERDon Donoher, former coach of University of Dayton basketball, joins us to discuss the amazing story behind On the Map

"On The Map" tells the story of the 1977 Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team, the one that brought the first European Cup to Israel and became "The Team of the Nation". Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary by the Boston, Rutgers, and Berkshires Jewish Film Festivals. The film recounts how an underdog Israeli basketball team prevailed over a series of European basketball powers, including CSKA Moscow (known in the West as “Red Army”), a team that repeatedly refused to compete against Israeli competitors. Moments after this highly charged and historic win, Israeli-American basketball hero Tal Brody became an indelible part of a young country's history when he famously said, “Israel is ON THE MAP, not just in sport, but in everything.” Offered in partnership by the Library and the Friends of WCPL as part of this year's Dayton 2017 Jewish Film Festival which runs from April 25 through May 18. For mixed audiences.

Tickets: Season pass/$75 (includes all films); single ticket/$9; student ticket/$8. To RSVP or purchase tickets, please contact the Jewish Community Center at 937.610.1555. For more information, visit www.jewishdayton.org.

[Jewish, Film, Filmfest, Boonshoft]

Event Type(s): General
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Sue Shay
(937) 610-4419